So why have a spirit stick at Granger Elementary?
Every member of the Granger Family has planted a desire for our students to succeed at learning. According to researchers from The Ohio State University, students have a better chance to succeed when, “The school environment is orderly and serious…” (Hoy, Sweetland, and Smith 2002). The way students line up before school, and walk in the halls during school must be orderly and serious so that when they arrive to their classrooms they are ready to learn.
Two spirit sticks will be awarded weekly to the one class from the lower grades and one class from the upper grades that exemplifies readiness to learn. The class gets to decorate a section of the stick and proudly carry it in the halls as they transition around the building to various classes and activities.
We know that successful learning only comes with commitment, dedication, and hard work, and we want to award the classrooms with the Granger Spirit Stick that visibly embody these ideals